by Elizabeth Sinclair
(St. Augustine, FL)
When I first started submitting my work to editors, I was as sensitive as any new writer. For the most part, I grew a tough skin and learned to weather the rejections . . . until I got the absolute worst rejection I ever had. My ms was returned with "GARBAGE. NOT INTERESTED" written in huge, black magic marker letters across Page 1. I wish I'd saved it so, when the book was published by Silouette Intimate Moments a year later, I could have sent that editor a copy of my "garbage."
My advcie to writers about rejections is what another writer told me long ago . . . take five minutes to scream, cry, and rant, then get back to what's important . . . writing.
Good luck to all!